Not mainstream in my heart, but living that life more than I'd like to at the moment. The dream is to live in a community with people who also don't feel that the current system is honouring our humanity, or our planet.
I like to build things and love upcycling. I'm into self sufficiency, growing food, sculpture, community projects and until recently was heavily involved in environmental activism.
I'm really sociable. My favourite thing is going on adventures with friends - trips away, river swimming, hiking, finding new places, cook outs, camping, sitting round a fire and sharing. I like being authentic and honest about who I am with people and my favourite kind of people are brave in their ability to be themselves.
I love being outside. That's my happy place. Walking my dog and listening to music resets me if I'm stressed. I'd take that over shopping or doing inside activities.
I'm vegan and generally live pretty clean, though I'm 420 friendly on occasion and do like a social drink. Letting loose and being silly is a big thing for me - I don't take myself seriously and I like to be around people who want to have liberated fun.
I'm someone who is not motivated by money at all. If I've enough to live modestly on, I'm good. I'd rather put my energy into creative projects than earning money. I'm a fan of local economies, circular economies, doughnut economics and doing things for free.
From a dating/relationship perspective, I would consider myself to be alternative but not in any one specific category. I'd like to meet new friends and if things develop into something more, then I'm open to that. I'm in a relationship already that is non-monogamous. I'd say I'm exploring that dynamic (it's not been easy so far) and it may be that I'm more monogamous than I thought. But if I am non-monogamous, then I'd be more into proper polyamory rather than one off sexual partners. I'm into people first, s*x second. s*x for me is only really good if I dig the person.
I'm drawn to creativity, expression, authenticity, a sense of adventure, a questioning mind, and someone comfortable with themselves.
I'm not looking for marriage (been there done that) and my two children (10 and 13) are all the children I need or want.